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Libya: Dealing with the Militias and Advancing Security Sector Reform – eSeminar Summary Report

Libya is at a critical juncture in its political and security transition. Although an air of optimism continues to exist across the country, there is also a creeping sense that progress in Libya’s democratic transition has slowed or even come to a halt.

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Security Update – late December 2012 to early January 2013

Political In an interview with Reuters, Interior Minister Ashour Shuwail stated that close to 6,000 rebels, roughly 10% percent of those in the High Security Committees (HSC), have signed up to join the police. He said 37 police training committees under the Ministry of Interior had been set up to handle …

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Libyans Need Help Standing Up to Extremists

Libyans were due to celebrate today — not Christmas Eve, of course, but the anniversary of their independence from British and French military rule in 1951. Tragically, the official festivities had to be canceled, after Libya suffered its first suicide bomb attack on Sunday: 13 soldiers were killed at an army checkpoint …

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